Louis Spohr in St. Petersburg - 1803

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, page 47:

As my new friend (M. Leveque) now visited me oftener, I played my new violin concerto to him and expressed my wish, to hear it with orchestra before I sent it to the publisher. Leveque immediately offered to study it with his orchestra, took the parts with him, and invited me to a rehearsal some days later. [Quoted from the author's diary:] “I was in great agitation now that I was about to hear my own composition with full orchestra for the first time. The Tutti were well studied, and from this I could calculate how, in every part, the effect I intended would be brought out. The most …   more >>
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Louis Spohr, and Frederick Freedman and Longman Roberts & Green London 1865 (ed.), Louis Spohr's Autobiography, volume 1 (1969), p. 47. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409579573048 accessed: 14 April, 2024

location of experience: St. Petersburg


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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Louis Spohr's violin concerto
written by Louis Spohr
performed by Orchestra [unknown], Louis Spohr

Experience Information

Date/Time 1803
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:52:53 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:30:48 +0000